Tuesday 23 April 2019
On the coach for our 'Panoramic Berlin' tour.....
Still going strong in Berlin...
The infamous 'Checkpoint
' - now a major tourist stop.
As it is now........
.... yours truly in front of the checkpoint in 1972.
Another photo from 1972. The watchtower is in the eastern zone.
Wall photo showing the East German 'Volkspolizei'
Have your photo taken (for a fee!) with re-enactors at the
Checkpoint Charlie today...
Looking along the wall in 1972.
Looking across no-mans-land to the eastern end of Checkpoint
Charlie in 1972.
Note the multiple barriers, sliding gates and watch tower.
Original Checkpoint Charlie museum in 1972.
...and the winner of the Cold War is...........
You have been warned.
The Berlin Wall today.....
If you got over the wall, avoided the minefields, dodged the
guards - you still had to cross the river Spree to get to the
Looking along the back side of the Wall.
Not so touristy back of the wall.
Les - looking lost. Note the 'Popes Revenge' on the television
Driving round the old Tempelhof
airport - now a museum.
Douglas C-47 'Dakota' commemorating the Berlin
Berlin Airlift Memorial on Platz der Luftbrücke
of the airport, displaying the names of the
39 British and 31 American pilots who lost their lives
during the operation, and symbolising the three air corridors.
Rear end of the World Culture Centre - also known as 'Jimmy
The Reichstag - with the glass dome by Sir Norman Foster.
Reichstag and river Spree from the coach.
Back at the Brandenburg Gate.
The British Embassy - just off Unter den Linden.
Look! - another Bear.
Last look east up Unter den Linden and the TV tower.
Simple, stark Memorial
to the Murdered Jews of Europe